Area Sports

Local youth enjoys training dogs for hunts

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Kirk Academy eighth grader Codi Beth Lee has a hobby that not many girls her age enjoy doing. For the past seven years, Lee has been part of various fox hunts and bench shows. Lee recently had a seventh place finish in the bench show for the National Foxhunters Association…

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Fast start sends Chargers past Pats

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Heading into Friday’s road division game at Lewisburg, Grenada High School Coach Ashley Kuhn really didn’t know what to expect from his team. They were eliminated from playoff contest with a home loss to West Point. With two games left and no playoff berth on the line, the GHS coach…

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Bright spots for GHS in loss

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada High School Coach Ashley Kuhn knew that his team had a huge challenge ahead of them against two-time defending Class 5A champion. The Chargers needed a win to keep their dim playoff hopes alive. West Point jumped to a 21-3 halftime advantage and won  38-17. With the win, West…

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Raiders come up short in finale

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Kirk Academy Coach Ken Chandler was hoping that his kids would find a way to close the season with a win Friday. The Raiders had just a single win heading into the season finale at home against Macon Road Baptist Academy from Arlington, Tenn. All the scoring took place in…

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Lady Chargers shocked in playoff opener

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor You could hear the concern in Grenada High School softball coach Leslie Lancaster’s voice as her team prepared for their second round Class III Playoff series at home with Columbus. The concern came from the struggles her team had been going through the last several weeks. GHS had struggled to…

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Lady Chargers close regular season with win

A win is a win. That was the approach that Grenada High School slow pitch softball coach Leslie Lancaster took following a 6-3 home win over Cleveland Central Tuesday. The veteran coach knows that her team will need to score more runs to advance in the postseason. “We have been in a five-game slump at…

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Turnovers difference in GHS loss

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor After opening Region 1-5A play with a win over Center Hill, the Grenada Chargers took to the road for an important contest with the Lake Cormorant Gators. Grenada needed a win to get closer to the magic number of four league wins to make the postseason. Lake Cormorant took advantage…

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Chargers open region play with wins

By CHUCK HATHCOCK       Sports Editor     Last week was one of the toughest weeks for the Grenada High School football team. Late last Sunday night, they found out about an accident that claimed the life of 2017 graduate Quen Thompson and injured 2017 graduate Isaiah Townes along with two current GHS students. With…

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Local club sponsors benefit tournament

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta’s Grenada Unit will hold its annual Scramble for Youth Thursday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m., at the Grenada Golf and Racquet Club. The tournament is played in honor of the late Lee Tarrt and the late John Wayne Haddock. Part of the money raised will go…

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Wildcats push way past Chargers

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada High School head football coach Ashley Kuhn doesn’t make any bones about how he feels about homecoming. He said there are two many distractions for the players particularly with nighttime activities. The Chargers played like a team that had been too involved with those acitivites. Grenada couldn’t afford to…

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